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Month: April 2017

5 Ancient Remedies That Strengthen Your Whole Body
Remedies

5 Ancient Remedies That Strengthen Your Whole Body

Ancient civilizations did not have to worry about GMOs, pesticides and modern day illnesses. They did, however, suffer from the same immune-suppressing ailments that modern-day man suffers today. But without the use of pharmaceutical drugs at their disposal, they relied on the wisdom of generations past to support their health and wellbeing. Much of that healing wisdom has been buried under modern day medicine. Still, there are some powerful ancient remedies that have stood the test of time, which continue to heal today. When it came to immune-boosting remedies, ancient people looked to their gardens for healing foods and herbs. You can do the same. Here are five ancient remedies used to strengthen the bodies. Garlic Tea. Garlic may be a flavorful seasoning, but it dates back thousan...
Study: Diet soft drinks linked to strokes, Dementia
Diet

Study: Diet soft drinks linked to strokes, Dementia

“So, the bottom line is, ‘Have more water and have less diet soda.’ And don’t switch to real soda.” Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory the latter is better than the former. Now, more evidence has emerged to refute that rationale. Indeed, a new study shows an association between diet soft drinks and both stroke and dementia, with people drinking diet soda daily being almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia as those who consumed it weekly or less. The study kept track of 2,888 individuals age 45 and over for the development of a stroke and 1,484 participants age 60 and older for dementia over a 10-year period. All are participants in the famous Framingham Heart Study, sev...
How Cargill is addressing GMO concerns, and looking to Asia for growth
Genetically Modified Foods

How Cargill is addressing GMO concerns, and looking to Asia for growth

American agribusiness Cargill has its sights set on moving up the food chain and focusing on the aquaculture and meat segments, with Asia expected to be a key market. Since the company spent $1.5 billion acquiring Norwegian salmon-feed manufacturer EWOS in 2015, it has realigned its portfolio to focus on its core food production business, Cargill Chairman and CEO David MacLennan told CNBC's "Managing Asia." "(T)he rate of growth of fish consumption in the world greatly exceeds pork consumption in the world. We see that trend and we're getting on it," MacLennan said. MacLennan expressed interest in the prospects Asia offers, adding that Cargill has made recent investments in the region. Among them are a chocolate facility in Indonesia, feed mills in Vietnam and South Korea, and joi...
Stressed? Anxious? Try these home remedies
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Stressed? Anxious? Try these home remedies

Stress is something that just about everyone knows well and experiences often. It’s that feeling of pressure, typically a result of too much to do and too little time to do it in. Anxiety is a tense feeling that often accompanies stress. It’s typically directed toward the future — toward something that may happen soon. Some anxiety can motivate you or help you respond to danger. However, if you have ongoing anxiety that interferes with daily activities and makes it hard to enjoy life, then anxiety can be a problem. Lifestyle, Home Remedies Keep physically active. Develop a routine so you’re physically active most days of the week. Exercise is a powerful stress reducer. It may improve your mood and help you stay healthy. Start out slowly and gradually increase the amount and inte...
The Future of Food: To GMO or Not To GMO?
Genetically Modified Foods

The Future of Food: To GMO or Not To GMO?

An organic diet has never been more in style than it is right now, with millions of consumers willing to shell out extra dollars for organic foods. Most of us have a vague idea that organic is better because it’s more natural and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides. But what does “natural” even mean? The line is harder to draw than we may think. How different is food from GM crops as compared to food from non-GM crops? Humans have been “genetically modifying” plants and animals for thousands of years. Five hundred years ago, say a farmer noticed some corn was a little sweeter. To replicate that flavor, the farmer might select those seeds for the next crop. That new trait came about by random genetic mutation, and establishing a noticeably sweeter flavor us...
4 Reasons you’re NOT Losing Weight on a Vegan diet
Diet, Wellness

4 Reasons you’re NOT Losing Weight on a Vegan diet

Interestingly this is not merely a notion; an Oxford University study of 40,000 adults found that those who ate a diet high in meat, had the highest Body Mass Indexes (BMIs) with vegans the lowest and vegetarians in the middle. However, in reality, my clinical practice experience does not coincide with these research findings and in fact, those who have cut out all foods originating from animal products did not lose weight and worse still often gained weight! Let's take a look at some of the ways that might be sabotaging your good intentions and weight loss efforts. 1. You're not eating enough protein Protein is the one food group that is should be the focus of a new vegan diet with getting adequate protein the main aim. Adequate protein is also an essential as part of a weight l...
6 Brilliant Home Remedies for a Throat Infection
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6 Brilliant Home Remedies for a Throat Infection

A pesky throat infection is hard to handle. The irritation and itchiness can make it difficult for you to concentrate on your daily chores. Not to forget, the terrible pain that may accompany in severe conditions. A lot of kitchen ingredients are known for their powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties and can help fight infections. They can also help in boosting your immunity and making you stronger from within. What causes a throat infection? It could be tonsillitis, cold or a strep throat. It is usually one of the first effects of cold, flu or congestion. A throat infection is basically caused by some virus or bacteria. It may be an effect of some other ailment that you are suffering with or may be attacked by the pollutants or irritants in the air or some kind of allergies...
5 Common Foods that Help Deworm Naturally
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5 Common Foods that Help Deworm Naturally

It's good to deworm at intervals to keep the body in great shape and avoid worm infestation, a common health hazard that could be fatal. Worms can be found in the digestive tracts and all around the system amongst other parasites that can cause the body harm when left unattended to. Apart from consciously deworming from time to time, there are foods that do this naturally and without side effects (or the fear of passing out actual worms which a lot of people think happens but doesn't usually anymore!) 1. Water and Lime/Lemon Drink a mix of water and lime or lemon once in a while to help flush out worms in the gut. Try taking this every day for a week to get rid of worms.This is good enough to be taken every day as it benefits the overall body and its immune system. Ensure to drin...
Home Remedies To Ease Stress, Relieve Anxiety
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Home Remedies To Ease Stress, Relieve Anxiety

Stress is something that just about everyone knows well and experiences often. It’s that feeling of pressure, typically a result of too much to do and too little time to do it in. In a busy life, stress is almost unavoidable. Anxiety is a tense feeling that often accompanies stress. It’s typically directed toward the future — toward something that may happen soon. Some Anxiety can motivate you or help yo respond to danger. However, if you have ongoing anxiety that interferes with daily activities and makes it hard to enjoy life, then anxiety can be a problem. Lifestyle and home remedies: Keep physically active. Develop a routine so that you’re physically active most days of the week. Exercise is a powerful stress reducer. It may improve your mood and help you stay healthy. Start o...
Why can’t I lose weight? Here’s Why!
Diet, Wellness

Why can’t I lose weight? Here’s Why!

Losing weight isn’t easy and dieters often fail multiple times before getting it right. The reasons are multifaceted. Many assume that exercise will solve the weight-loss dilemma — it won’t — or that fat will make you fat. Wrong again. Here are five reasons your diet may be doomed: 1. Counting calories, but not eating real food Calories from refined carbohydrates and sugar cause you to eat more, without feeling satisfied. Calories from healthy fats, fiber rich sources, and protein, however are metabolized differently and more likely to lead to effective weight loss. 2. Starting the day with carbohydrates Cereal, toast with jam, or a big glass of OJ are breakfast staples, but studies show that starting the day with protein, instead of sugary carbohydrates leads to reduced hung...